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RARE! Hand Made Ancient Replica Pre-Columbian Aztec Terracotta Pottery Vessel

RARE! Hand Made Ancient Replica Pre-Columbian Aztec Terracotta Pottery Vessel
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RARE! Ancient Replica Pre-Columbian Aztec White Terracotta Pottery Vessel, Hand Made with black and green Patina Finish/ Has the look and feel of Bronze
Many of the Aztec art depict some of the most advanced art forms of all the early people. 
This is a very usual piece as we did lots of research and this is a very rare big and heavy piece.
The bottom has Hand Made with no artist markings. This seems to be a water vessel as the Indian on top looks like it could be used as a handle. The eagle is dressed in ceremonial gear and seems to be worshiped as the head dress is applied by the Indian. The sides of this vessel has an eagle eating a snake perched a top a cactus. 
"According to Aztec legend, in 1323, the Mexicas were shown a vision of an eagle perched on a prickly pear cactus, eating a snake.[14] This vision indicated that this was the location where they were to build their home. In any event, the Mexicas eventually arrived on a small swampy island in Lake Texcoco where they founded the town of Tenochtitlan in 1325. 
"According to Aztec legend, in 1323, the Mexicas were shown a vision of an eagle perched on a prickly pear cactus, eating a snake.[14] This vision indicated that this was the location where they were to build their home. In any event, the Mexicas eventually arrived on a small swampy island in Lake Texcoco where they founded the town of Tenochtitlan in 1325. 
Measures Approx: 18" high x 12" width at widest part and thickness 6 3/4" 
Weighs: 7 lbs and 3 ounces
Condition: In great vintage condition with no chips, nicks or repairs
The eagle was the symbol of the mighty Roman Empire, of the Roman emperors such as Caesar, as well as mythological symbol representing the Greek god Zeus.  It appears frequently in the ancient Greek art, Hellenistic art, and Roman art.  Eagle Clutching the Snake appears on some ancient Greek and Roman coins. The eagle is also symbol of the German and American states.  The legend of the Eagle Clutching the Snake is also found in Mexico.  Originally nomads from the north or west of Mexico, the Aztecs were led to the Valley of Mexico by their priests. They settled on the islands in the series of lakes which then filled much of the valley because it was there that they happened to spy an eagle standing on a cactus, eating a snake - the prophesied sign that this was the place to stop their wanderings. The Aztec capital, Tenochtitl├ín was founded on one of the islands in the first half of the 14th century. For half a century or more the Aztecs served the rulers of Azcapotzalco on the lake shore, which was gaining control over some of the dozens of rival stateless in the valley. Then, in the 15th century, the Aztecs rebelled against Azcapotzalco and became in turn the most powerful people in the valley. The eagle clutching a snake is the central insignia on the flag of Mexico.  Tenochtitl├ín is now Mexico City.

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